SOLD 1457 Fancy Frog Cigar Box Purse



1457 Fancy Frog Cigar Box Purse

Get ready for compliments when you wear my fancy frog cigar box purse! I took this large green, gold and rhinestone, up cycled frog brooch and attached it to a wooden, slide opening cigar box purse that I decoupaged with lily pads and a white water lily- absolutely darling! The cigar box is a Perdomo, Maduro, Habano- dark brown and wooden, with dovetail detailing in the corners and the original brown seal left intact.  I added an antique gold and crystal knob closure for security and painted the back black.  Eight gold purse feet have been added to the back and bottom for protection. Gold hardware has been added to the sides to hold the gold cross body chain that comes with the cigar box purse. This chain can be doubled so there are two ways to wear this Humadorable; chain doubled and worn over the wrist, or cross bodied- you have options! The inside has been lovingly lined in padded green palm frond fabric and green ball trim. 6.25 x 6.5 x 4.25″ – nice and deep! THIS IS AN AUTHENTIC CIGAR BOX PURSE, SO SMALL FLAWS INFLICTED BY THE SMOKERS OF THE CIGARS ARE TO BE EXPECTED!  Large flaws will be noted in the description. If you don’t like what you see, I can do custom cigar box purses and can include anything you like!- pictures of family members, pets, places- you name it! I always ship insured. Feel free to call me! 813-655-8003 -Home Also please follow Humadorables by Susan on Facebook and Instagram.

History: Many people believe that Perdomo Cigars started just a couple of decades ago, but the truth is that the company’s roots go much farther back than one would assume.  It all started with Silvio Perdomo, who was born and raised just outside of Havana.  In the 1930s, Silvio was an apprentice for Cuesta y Cia, and that’s where he learned about the cigar industry and developed his love for the craftsmanship behind cigars. Throughout the 1930s and 40s, Silvio worked his way up the ladder, as did his son Nick, who eventually finding himself employed by the largest tobacco company in Cuba.  But, in 1959, Silvio was arrested due to conflicts of the Cuban Revolution.  It wasn’t until 1974 when he was finally granted permission to immigrate to the United States. In 1976, after following his father to the United States, Nick moved to Miami.  Nick’s son, Nick Junior, decided that he wanted to follow in the tradition of his family and begin working in the cigar industry.  For years, he served as an air traffic controller, but in the evening, he was hard at work launching a cigar empire from nothing.  After all, Nick Junior had no experience with the cigar industry other than enjoying the cigars that were given to him by his father and grandfather. After years and years of mastering his craft, Nick Junior was prepared to officially launch his business.  In 1992, he launched Nick’s Cigar Co in Miami.  At first, the company was about as threadbare as they come.  He had only enough employees to count on one finger, with one of them being his own wife.  However, he had a good formula.  Central American filler combined with Ecuadorian wrappers created a full-bodied flavor that was quickly becoming a sought-after one in the cigar industry. It took only five years for Nick’s Cigar Co to require a larger facility, simply because the demand had become too high.  In the first year, the company sold a million cigars, and Nick’s father, Nick Senior, had to step in to help.  Eventually, a second manufacturing facility was constructed in Nicaragua, which helped even out the workflow so that the company could continue to thrive. It’s safe to say that Perdomo Cigars had a massive influence on the cigar industry of the 90s.  The original Perdomo was one of the first box-pressed cigars of the era, and the trend quickly caught on. Today, the company operates outside of a massive manufacturing facility in Nicaragua.  In fact, it’s the second largest cigar-making facility in the country.  A couple thousand employees work together to continue the legacy of this legendary brand.